Title: Research director, CNRS
Sophie Blanchy is doing research in Comoros archipelago and in Madagascar Island. She studied and valued Henri Pobéguin’s photographic collection, which was constituted in the Comoros in 1897 (glass plates, Library of St Maur des Fossés, digitized in MAE, available exhibition, published book). She used these well captioned photos in her ethnographical inquiries (on line publication). She also studied the archives of Lars Vig, Lutheran Norwegian missionary and ethnographer who lived in Madagascar at the end of the XIXè century. His archives concern the practices and the religious representations (published papers).